Elmer Davis said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” Today we remember and honor the sacrifices of the brave. Those men and women who have committed themselves to defending and upholding the ideals and freedoms we hold dear as a country.
We remember and we honor their bravery and their selflessness. They are the ones who were willing to give their lives for something bigger than themselves in places far away from their homes. Some of them returned home in flag-covered coffins, others returned home with physical injuries, all of them returned carrying the wounds that combat leaves on one’s soul.
Thank you members of the military and veterans for your service to our country. You go to places that most Americans would never go and do things that most Americans could not do. You are the heroes amongst us and today, as in every other day, I honor you.
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